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decide barack obama should lead them for another four years. >>> welcome to nhk world "newsline." president barack obama says he's more determined and more inspired than ever to do his job. he won re-election after a tough campaign that lasted months and cost billions of dollars. republican challenger mitt romney just couldn't summon enough support to defeat the incumbent. our partners at abc news project obama won in 25 states and washington, d.c. that includes the swing states of virginia, wisconsin and colorado. his victory in the battleground of ohio pushed him past 270, the number of electoral votes needed to win. the latest projections say he secured 303 electoral votes. mitt romney took 206. florida is the only state yet to report. officials there are still counting ballots. reuters says the popular vote was 50% to 49% in obama's favor. obama gave his victory speech in the early hours of wednesday in chicago, illinois. he laid out a vision for his second term. >> the belief that while each of us will pursue our own individual dreams, we are an american family and we rise
survival. welcome to nhk world "newsline." japan's prime minister is fighting headwinds. an nhk survey shows public support for the governing democratic party is at its lowest point since the party took power in 2009. nhk conducted a phone survey between friday and sunday. 1,039 people aged 20 or over responded. people are losing faith in the prime minister's democratic party. support for the dpj was down 1.1 percentage point to 12.7%. that's the lowest since the party gained a majority in the lower house. the opposition liberal democratic party, or ldp, fared better. 25% of people supported the party, almost double the figure for the dpj. 45.8% of people say they don't support any party at all. respondents also gave noda's cabinet a support rate of 23%, the lowest since he formed his cabinet in september last year. that's down three percentage points from last month's survey. the cabinet's disapproval rate is also at its highest ever at 59%. nhk also asked respondents if they want japan restoration party leader toru hashimoto to ally with the former tokyo governor ishihara. 47% said t
an early election, but he still faces many hurdles. welcome to nhk "newsline." prime minister yoshihiko noda could be closer to dissolving the lower house and calling a general election. his democratic party reached a preliminary deal with the major opposition parties to pass a bill to fund the budget. the enactment of the bill is one of the conditions that noda says must be fulfilled. noda said during the summer that he would call an election sometime soon. he says he stands by his promise. >> translator: i feel very responsible for my own words. that means i will dissolve the lower house soon. >> noda told secretary-general shintaro ishihara that he's thinking of dissolving the lower house by the end of the year. the dpj's policy chief met his counterparts from the opposition liberal democratic party and new komeito on tuesday. they agreed on a revision to the deficit bond bill. it's now expected to be enacted soon, allowing the government to fund this year's budget. but some democrats are opposed to an early general election. they say dissolving the lower house would create a politic
>>> welcome to nhk world lyon. leaders from asean have been meting in the cambodian capital of fom pen. sooep is under pressure to show it can remain united in the face of china's growing influence. patchari raksawong reports from phnom penh. patchari? >>> asean leaders have ended their closely watched meeting with china on the south china sea issue. both sides have agreed on the need to take concrete action towards establishing legally binding rules to resolve territorial disputes. however, they failed to make a concrete schedule for when that minor league happen. asean leaders met with chinese premier wen jiabao on monday evening. the south china sea is a contentious issue in part because the area is believed to hold rich natural resources. vietnam and the philippines have claimed other parts of the sea. they are strongly in favor of a legally binding code of conduct, or coc. but china seems reluctant. it apparently believes the coc will limit its maritime activities. before the talks, a chinese government spokesperson said asean should have more important issues to deal with. >>
>>> welcome to nhk world "newsline." south koreans will be talking and may be arguing about politics over the next few weeks. the official campaign for their presidential election is about to begin. the latest polls suggest it will come down to a one-on-one race between the nominees of the ruling party and the main opposition. seven people registered their candidacy for the december 19th election. the main candidates are park geun-hye of the governing saenuri party and moon jae-in of the opposition democratic united party. a weekend opinion poll by public broadcaster kbs suggests nearly 42% of respondents support park geun-hye and about 40% back moon jae-in. whoever wins must address diplomatic relations with an important neighbor, japan. things have been a little rocky because of a territorial dispute. japan claims islands in the waters separating the nations, but south korea controls the territory. and both candidates say that's not up for negotiation. still, park says japan is an important friend. she wants to increase economic cooperation. moon says leaders of both count
sanctions against syria in their effort to stop its civil war. welcome to nhk world "newsline." representatives of nations putting the squeeze on the syrian government have met all over the world. their latest gathering brought them here to japan. the delegates worked on their strategy to push president bashar al assad out of office and ultimately end the bloodshed. on one hand, they're strengthening sangings. on the other, they're reaffirming their support for opposition forces. nhk world's akira saheki reports. >> reporter: delegates from more than 60 countries are attending the conference, including representatives from the gulf region and the west. they've met several times before, but this is the first time they've gathered in asia. the japanese government hosted the conference to help broaden the base of international support for sanctions against syria. >> translator: the international community has been asking the syrian government to end the violence. but the assad regime is continuing the fight, ignoring the sacrifices of its people. we need to unify our efforts and
>>> welcome to nhk world "newsline." the two leading candidates fighting to be u.s. president hardly have time to sleep or eat as they dart from state to state trying to solidify their support. the latest poll ahead of tuesday's vote suggests barack obama and his republican challenger mitt romney are almost tied. obama has 49% support. romney has 48%. the candidates dashed through key swing states over the weekend, including new hampshire. they are making their final arguments to voters. both campaigns are trying to lock in crucial electoral college votes. >> you know that i know what real change looks like, because i fought for it alongside you. i've got the scars to prove it. i've got the gray hair to show for it. >> romney hopscotched between the swing states of new hampshire, iowa, colorado and ohio. >> the question of this election comes down to this, you want four more years like the last four years or do you want real change? >> romney is also focusing on wisconsin, one toss-up state where obama is said to have a lead. and he is running more tv ads in pennsylvania, mich
after the prime minister dissolves the prime minister dissolve countr house. welcome to nhk "newsline." welcome to nhk newsline. voters in japan have a date to mark on the calendar. prime minister yoshihiko noda dissolved the lower house of the diet and set a general election for sunday, december 16th. his democratic party has been in power since 2009. he's framing the vote as a choice between the politics of the past and the future. >> the speaker of the lower house formally announced the dissolution of the chamber. the campaign officially starts december 4th. voters go to the polls 12 days later. prime minister noda says he wants to restore public trust in politics. >> translator: i dissolved the lower house of the diet because i wanted to keep my promise. i'm seeking a new mandate following the passage of the bills on social security and tax system reforms upon which i staked my political life. the major issue in the upcoming general election is how to steer this country in 2013 and beyond. can we move forward or do we turn back the clock and return to the old politics before the c
them for another four years. welcome to nhk world "newsline." president barack obama says he's more determined and more inspired than ever to do his job. he won re-election after a tough campaign that lasted months and cost billions of dollars. republican challenger mitt romney just couldn't summon the support to defeat the incumbent. our partners at abc news project alabama won in 25 states and washington, d.c. that includes the swing states of virginia, wisconsin and colorado. his victory in the battleground of ohio pushed him past 270, the number of electoral votes needed to win the election. the latest projections say he secured 303 electoral votes. mitt romney took 206. florida is the only state yet to report. officials there are still counting ballots. reuters says the popular vote was 50% to 49% in obama's favor. obama gave his victory speech in the early hours of wednesday in chicago, illinois. he laid out a vision for his second term. >> the belief that while each of us will pursue our own individual dreams, we are an american family and we rise our fall together as one nat
>>> welcome to nhk world "newsline." voters in the united states have heard the pitches, they've seen the campaign ads, they know the stakes. now election day is here, and they're heading to polling stations across the country to decide who will be their next president, democratic incumbent barack obama or republican challenger mitt romney. voters in the eastern state of virginia headed to the polls tuesday morning. people will cast ballots in 49 other states and washington, d.c. residents of two villages in the state of new hampshire got a jump on things. they cast ballots at midnight. people who live in dixville notch and hart's location have been the first to vote on election day since 1948. voters at the dixville notch put their ballots in the box at 12:00 a.m. officials counted them right away. >> for president, this has never happened before in dixville. we have a tie, five votes each. >> obama and romney didn't tie in hart's location. the president won 23-9. >>> election day is a little different this time around for people in the state of new york. the storm that hit t
>>> welcome to nhk world "newsline." one man is carrying the expectations of more than a billion people on his shoulders. xi jinping has taken charge of china, an economic superpower that has reaped the rewards of growth but is now dealing with the drawbacks. xi is part of the communist party's next generation of leaders who came to power after a week of meetings and negotiations. he's taking over as the country's general secretary and top military commander. nhk world's james tengan watched this political transition unfold in beijing. >> reporter: the communist party unveiled its new leadership a day after its week-long congress wrapped up. after many months of speculation, we found out who is taking charge in less than a minute. now the future of the world's most populous nation is in the hands of seven men. xi and six other senior officials appeared before the media inside the great hall of the people in beijing. >> translator: our responsibility is to rally and lead the party and chinese people of all ethnic groups. we take up the historical baton from the older generation. >
after the prime minister dissolves the country's lower house. welcome to nhk world "newsline." voters in japan have a date to mark on the calendar. prime minister yoshihiko noda dissolved the lower house of the diet and set a general election for sunday, december 16th. his democratic party has been in power since 2009. he's framing the vote as a choice between the politics of the past and the future. >> the speaker of the lower house formally announced the dissolution of the chamber. the campaign officially starts december 4th. voters go to the polls 12 days later. prime minister noda says he wants to restore public trust in politics. >> translator: i dissolved the lower house of the diet because i wanted to keep my promise. i'm seeking a new mandate following the passage of the bills on social security and tax system reforms upon which i staked my political life. the major issue in the upcoming general election is how to steer this country in 2013 and beyond. can we move forward, or do we turn back the clock and return to the old politics before the change of government? do we go for
>>> welcome to nhk world "newsline." diplomats and negotiators working to secure a cease-fire in gaza have had another reminder of what's at stake. an explosion tore through a bus in tel aviv, injuring at least 15 people according to local media. it's the latest incident in an eight-day long conflict between israel and palestinian group hamas. the bus was traveling on a busy road in central tel aviv. associated press reports the explosion happened near israel's military headquarters. investigators are trying to figure out what happened. they say there could have been more explosives on the bus. israeli government officials tell reuters this was a terrorist attack. the cease-fire negotiations between israel and hamas are believed to be entering their final stages, but whether it's bus bombings, air strikes or rocket attacks, fighting between the two sides have not let up. so far 140 palestinians and 5 israelis have been killed. egyptian officials are mediating the truce talks. a hamas representative tells nhk the palestinian group is pushing for israel to lift its economic
it will not stamp visas in new chinese passports that depict disputed islands. nhk world reports from manila. >> reporter: around 20 activists gathered near the chinese embassy in manila on thursday to denounce china's latest move in the ongoing row. this is a new passport design the chinese government has been issuing since may. the philippine government filed a protest with china over a map printed inside which includes islands claimed by both countries. on wednesday, the philippine department of foreign affairs announced it will no longer issue visa stamps in the passports. >> we are saying that's fine, you can come into the philippines, but we will not stamp the passport which has this imprint. we will instead stamp a separate application, visa application. >> reporter: the redesign is sparking backlash in other countries. vietnam has been taking similar steps as the philippines, and india is also taking countermeasures. >> translator: don't read too much into the new design. we'll discuss this matter with related countries so people can cross borders freely. >> reporter: but for the phi
for the syrian national coalition talked to nhk in egypt ahead of the conference. it was called for nations to work together. >> we need more than that. we have two ways. putting pressure on russia, china and iran to stop supporting this regime and that's what will be useful or supporting military. or make free zone and no fly zone. >> the japanese government has frozen assets held in japan by assad. it took the action last year. >>> a court in south korea is dealing with a legal matter. it's will decide whether to extradite a chinese national to japan for starting a fire. the site honors japan's war dead including war criminals. tokyo police suspect a fire was set to the gate last december. he already served a ten month pri prison term for throwing four fire bombs at the embassy. officials in china want him sent home for humanitarian reasons. they say he suffers from mental illness. he said he started shrine fire because he was trying to correct their views. he wants to be sent back to china because he says he will not get a fair trial. prosecutors says he does not meet the definition of a
a course for the future. welcome to nhk world "newsline." the elite who govern a nation of 1.3 billion have gathered to take part in a process that is both highly controlled and highly secretive. representatives of the ruling communist party have hoped their congress. over the next week, they will debate, discuss, and make deals. when it's all over, the next generation of leaders will take power. the 18th congress of the chinese communist party opened thursday at the great hall of the people of beijing. the meeting happens every five years. delegates will approve new policies and appoint new party leaders for the five years to come. nhk world's james tengan is our guide to the congress. he joins us from beijing. james? >> reporter: yes, gene, it's a brisk 7 degrees celsius here in beijing, and the city is now abuzz that the congress is under way. signs and banners bearing slogans are everywhere. some read "cheers to the great chinese communist party," for without the communist party, there would be no new china. this is a major political event, and authorities carefully orchestrate every de
. welcome to nhk world "newsline." top leaders and officials from across china spent the day mapping out where their country will go over the next five years. the communist party's congress is now well under way. the political transition is both highry controlled and highly secretive. delegates discuss, debate, and make deals. and in the end, they unveil the next generation of leaders who would take power. the 18th congress of the chinese communist party opened thursday. it happens every five years. between now and next week, representatives will be approving new policies and appointing new party leaders. delegates from each of china's provinces held regional discussions friday. they talked about ways to fix the problems they face. nhk world's james tengan is in beijing covering the congress. he told us more about the main players in china's transition of power. >> reporter: we've got an idea who will head up the next generation of leaders. we've heard their names before, xi jinpi xi jinping. we heard their names before and will be hearing them for years to come. they will be chosen for
>>> welcome to nhk world "newsline." people in israel and gaza spent their first night in more than a week resting instead of worrying about the possibility of an attack. a cease-fire between the israeli government and the palestinian group hamas seems to be holding. they agreed to it after long negotiations involving egypt, the united states and the u.n. business owners at a gaza market dusted off their shops in preparation for reopening. >> translator: the cease-fire will bring life back to normal and i thank god. >> translator: i don't have faith in israel. it could ignore the cease-fire. >> israeli military spokespersons say several rockets from gaza landed on their side of the border immediately after the truce took effect, but they say no more have come since then. some smaller palestinian militant groups didn't agree to the cease-fire, so they could theoretically continue sporadic attacks from gaza. hamas and israel promised in the cease-fire agreement to end all hostilities, including rocket attacks in the targeting of individuals. israeli officials pledged to open border cr
>>> welcome to nhk world "newsline." pele in rael and gaza spen their first night in more than a week resting instead of worrying about the possibility of an attack. a cease-fire between the israeli government and the palestinian group hamas seems to be holding. they agreed to it after long negotiations involving egypt, the united states and the u.n. business owners at a gaza market dusted off their shops in preparation for reopening. >> translator: the cease-fire will bring life back to normal and i thank god. >> translator: i don't have faith in israel. it could ignore the cease-fire. >> israeli military spokespersons say several rockets from gaza landed on their side of the border immediately after the truce took effect, but they say no more have come since then. some smaller palestinian militant groups didn't agree to the cease-fire, so they could theoretically continue sporadic attacks from gaza. hamas and israel promised in the cease-fire agreement to end all hostilities, including rocket attacks in the targeting of individuals. israeli ficials pledged to open border cros
. the nighttime view in japan's ancient capital draws the crowds. >>> welcome to nhk world "newsline." protesters in egypt are digging in and vowing not to budge until the country's president bows to their demands. they brought down hosni mubarak nearly two years ago. now they're threatening to topple his successor, mohamed morsi. egyptians started rallying last week after president morsi expanded his powers. young people in opposition parties that ousted the mubarak government last year have been occupying tahrir square in central cairo. some of them helped elect morsi. security forces stormed the square wednesday and fired tear gas. protesters threw stones. one of them told nhk they will demonstrate until morsi reverses his decision or resigns. the president announced constitutional amendments last week making it impossible for judicial courts to overturn his decisions. the protests against him have spread to other cities in egypt. demonstrators reportedly clashed with supporters of morsi's party, the muslim brotherhood. many people are believed to have been injured. these are the latest public
election. >>> welcome to "nhk world newsline." >>> japanese leaders have spent weeks debating the possibility of an early election. now they have a date. they'll be going to the polls on sunday, december 16th. the prime minister will do this. they forged an agreement with the main opposition liberal democratic party. >> translator: we've decided to stop the campaign on december 4th and hold the election on the 16th. >> the acting secretary general of the democratic party announced the date after a meeting of senior government and party officials. the lead up to the decision played out on wednesday in the diet. noda debated theshingo leader. they said the ldp kept its part of the deal and helped the bills become law. the liberal democrats also agreed to back a bill to issue deficit covering bonds, but the prime minister added another condition. he demanded the ldp support a bill to reduce the number of seats in the lower house. ldp officials later announced they will cooperate with noda and the dpj. official campaigning for the general election starts on december 4th. jap be a
bounce back. they're wondering if it's time to cast their nets wider again. nhk world's virginie pinon reports. >> reporter: this is the main fishing port in the country where tuna is exported to japan. it's here that the future of the tuna stock will be decided. >> the road to start recovery is a long and art ous one. if we keep on the right track, we can meet our goals. >> reporter: the big question for the international commission for the conservation of atlantic tuna or iccat is whether blue fin fishing quotas should be expanded. there are fears that stocks of the fish have been shrinking. some experts say atlantic blue fin may be on the brink of extinction due to over-fishing and poaching. the quotas have been cut by more than half from the level five years ago. major tuna consumers and fishing nations like japan have worked at restoring fish populations. for example, they introduced a system to strictly monitor where tuna is caught. the new report by iccat scientists say there are clear signs of a fast blue fin recovery in the mediterranean and the atlantic ocean. in london last
largest economy. nhk world's sue assume my kojima went to find some answers. >> reporter: president barack obama was elected four years ago. he promised a change from his predecessor, george w. bush. he has taken an approach to foreign policy. >> we were able to refocus our attention to not only the terrorist threat, but also beginning a transition process in afghanistan. it also allowed us to refocus on alliances and relationships that had been neglected for a decade. >> reporter: the operation candidate mitt romney said he would take a different approach. he said the u.s. must maintain its own strengths to create stability around the world. >> it is our responsibility and the responsibility of the president to use america's greatest power to shape history. >> reporter: both candidates have talked about relationships with china, but often in economic terms. neither has explained enough how he would deal with beijing diplomatically. china is now the world's second largest economy. it's also strengthens its military power and it's growing more assertive in territorial disputes. professor se
people may want to take their chances with another option. >> nhk world's masayo nakajima. >>> japanese business leaders commented on prime minister yoshihiko noda's decision to dissolve the lower house. the chairman of japan business federation told reporters that noda made a tough decision aimed at resolving various problems to stop the political confusion. he also urged that the government should ensure measures to boost the economy are implemented, even after the dissolution. >> translator: it's vital to implement the economic measures that noda asked the relevant government of the offices to compile. >> the chairman of the chamber of commerce said it's regrettable that the move and ensuing general election will create a political vacuum at a time when the situation is severe, but he believes the election is inevitable for the economy to get out of of its prolonged stagnation. >> translator: i believe that seeking a public mandate through an election is inevitable for various economic issues. these include the free trade deal under the transpacific partnership. >>> china's elite off
to nhk world "newsline." top leaders and officials from across china spent the day mapping out where their country will go over the next five years. they are taking part in the communist party's congress. between now and next wednesday delegates will work out the details of china's transition of power, then will get official confirmation of who will be among the next generation of leaders taking control of this economic superpower. the 18th congress of the chinese communist party opened thursday. it happens every five years. between now and next week representatives will be approving new policies and appointing new party leaders. delegates from each of china's provinces held regional discussions friday. they went over the issues they're concerned about and talked about the ways to fix the problems they face. nhk world's james tengan is covering the congress. he joins us from beijing. james? >> reporter: gene, this process is carefully choreographed and controlled. chinese authorities are generally restrictive. but the bamboo curtain really comes down during the congress. that makes t
>>> welcome to nhk world "newsline." >>> the united states and china have joined the final day of asean leaders meetings in cambodia. the two most powerful nations are competing for influence in the asia-pacific region. discussions on economic and security policies were expected to be intense. patchari raksawong reports from phnom penh. patchari? >>> the east asia summit was the big final meeting of the series of asean summits. the focus was how to deal with maritime disputes in the south china sea. the united states called on the parties to sign up to a legally binding code of conduct, or coc. china said the disputes should not be internationalized, an indirect reference to the united states. u.s. president barack obama and chinese premier wen jiabao held bilateral talks before the summit began on tuesday. they both seek closer ties with southeast asian countries as part of their competing regional strategies. >> it's important that our two countries cooperate to build a more secure and prosperous future for the asia-pacific region and for the world. >> despite their friendly
>>> welcome to nhk world "newsline." workers in the west bank have completed a delicate job that's key to the investigation into whether yasser arafat was murdered. they exhumed the late palestinian leader's remains. now scientists will analyze tissue samples to check for traces a radioactive poison. palestinian officials in the west bank city of ramallah opened arafat's tomb. they took the tissue samples, then buried the remains again. researchers from a swiss laboratory will conduct a detailed examination of the samples. it will take them several months to release results. arafat died in 2004 in paris. a documentary by the tv network al jazeera prompted investigators to reopen his case. it said traces of highly toxic radioactive material had been detected on his clothing and other perm belongings. some palestinians believe israel assassinated the late leader. israeli officials deny the claim. >>> analysts at an american satellite imagery firm are raising red flags about a new picture they've taken of north korea. they say the recent photo of a recent facility shows increased ac
are trying to turn things around. nhk world's washington bureau chief reports. >> reporter: john is one of the leaders of college democrats which backs president obama. he is frustrated that students don't seem fired up about the presidential race even though election day is almost here. >> it's definitely really close. there is a sense of anxiousness in the air. because it's getting to point where we are looking at people on campus and asking ourselves is that person actually going to be the one vote that decides the election? >> reporter: he wants to find a way to ignite students' interest. he and his friends hand out cookies with the obama campaign logo design. their strategy is to have students hear about the president's policies while enjoying the snacks. next to the college democrat booth is a booth ran by the college republicans. 19-year-old joe is their leader. he says romney is benefitting from people's disappointment with president obama. >> we are more focused on feeding them good information rather than feeding them tasty treats. >> reporter: the young republicans father is
to keep up. nhk world's yuko funazaki has more. >> reporter: rajshahi is a city in northwest bangladesh. ordinary people rely on manpowered rickshaw taxis to get around. rickshaws carry only about two adults. they travel at the speed of a bicycle. recently a new type of vehicle is in the fast lane. it's the ultra rickshaw. the high-tech vehicle runs on electric instead of gasoline. on the streets, they're becoming more and more common. it's electric, so there's no gas emission, it's quiet, relatively stable and smooth, it's quite comfortable. the vehicle runs at a maximum speed of about 50 kilometers per hour. it can carry more passengers than man-powered rickshaws. and it can travel more than 130 kilometers on a fully charged battery. the battery is the main reason for the surge in popularity. it's easy to charge overnight from a regular wall socket. >> translator: i bought this auto rickshaw about $1,600 a year and a half ago. the vehicles are more expensive now. it's really good to have my auto rickshaw. now i can go anywhere, any time. >> reporter: this factory in the capital dhaka
intelligence chief told nhk pakistan is well placed to support peace talks due to the authorities' close relationship with the taliban. >>> china's hu jintao has overseen an economy that expanded year after year after his ten years as president. but many have missed out. they watched their neighbors get wealthier and wealthier. that's left many seething with resentment and many are trying to find solace in their face. michitaka yamaoka explains. >> reporter: about 300 people live in this village in gangsu province. more than 2/3 of the residents work the landed. that includes this man. he lives with his wife. their life is close to self-sufficient. they make less than $100 a year farming. they also receive money from their son. he's a migrant worker 350 kilometers away. but despite the extra money, their annual income is only $500. 1/20 of the average income of beijing workers. he suffers from a heart condition. he makes regular visits to the clinic. but he says if he were ever to need operation, it would be impossible. the health issue from the local government does not cover the cost.
democracy. nhk world has the story. >> this is one of the democracy activists being watched closely by the chinese government. he has been embargoed in environmental issues and campaigned for the rights of hiv patients. in 2007 was arrested after he the government on the internet. he was charged. in 2008 he was sentenced to three and a half years in prison. he finally returned to his home in beijing in june last year. >> translator: the communist party doesn't care about people's suffering, only protecting its one party dictatorship and its own profits. we must transform this country into a democracy. this will lead to benefits for every chinese citizen. >> who has not stopped campaigning. he was involved in helping the blind active ace chung leave for the united states in may. he using the internet mostly for his activism. >> translator: the communist party is the biggest violator of the rights of the chinese people. >> reporter: however, his activities are monitored closely. and he continues to be harassed. one time he was attacked by police agents as he left his house. another ti
at the top. nhk world's james tengan explains how it all works. >> reporter: the politburo's standing committee is the communist party's top leadership. experts say it adopts key policies with a majority vote. right now, nine of the party's more than 80 million members are in the politburo. so that means the fate of a country with a population of 1.3 billion is in the hands o a sml grp of people. here's how the process will unfold. delegates to the national congress select about 200 members to be on the central committee. those individuals choose china's new leadership, the members of the politburo's standing committee. now within that group there's a pecking order. president hu jintao currently sits at the top of the politburo. he's general secretary of the communist party. he also chairs the central military commission which controls the people's liberation army. other politburo members occupy key posts too, including the premoorship. conventionally, the congress picks an odd number of politburo members. but the actual number varies. in 1992 and 1997, the congress chose seven member
populations face many challenges. japan's care giving robots may help ease their way. nhk world. >>> emerging economic powers still struggling with poverty. emboldened citizens still to democracy. the threat of violence. the push for peace. the shadow of conflict. get news and insight on south and southeast asia every weekday live from bangkok. only on nhk world "newsline." >>> you usually find musical performances and art displays in separate venues. but a new exhibition in tokyo combines the two. award winning composing sakamora plays a key in the show. >> reporter: take a look at the porcelain bowls floating in this pool. now listen. when the bowls collide, you hear a bell-like sound. it's never the same. the movement of the water changes the music. and this isn't your traditional record player. the needle doesn't follow the grooves on the vinyl record. instead a light beam reads the rings on a piece of wood. it computes the thickness, depth and color and translates that into musical notes. art and music search is an exhibit of artworks that cross between the audio and visual worlds. here
to nhk world "newsline." the nation of 1.3 billion have gathered to take part in a process that is both highly controlled and highly secretive. representatives of the ruling communist party have opened their congress. over the next week, they'll debate, discuss and make deals, and when it's all over, the next generation of leaders will take power. the 18th congress of the chinese communist party opened thursday at the great hall of the people in beijing. the meeting happens every five years. delegates will approve new policies and appoint new party leaders for the five years to come. nhk world's james tengan is our guide to the congress. he joins us from beijing. james? >> reporter: yes, gene, it's a brisk 7 degrees celsius here in beijing, and the city is now abuzz that the congress is under way. signs and banners bearing slogans are everywhere. some read "cheers to the great chinese communist party," for without the communist party, there would be no new china. this is a major political event, and authorities carefully orchestrate every detail. i went for a tour of beijing to see what
at the pc giant are pinning hoped on their new operating system windows 8. nhk world's rosa sebrino has more. >> it really is an exciting, exciting day. windows 8 -- >> reporter: microsoft released what it hopes is its latest top operating system. windows 8 went on sale in more than 140 countries and territories last month. the software gives pc users a completely new interface. the tiles operate by touch, much like mobile device interfaces. it's a major change and a bold challenge. but will it be successful? the tablet computer market is now dominated by apple. microsoft's key rival. windows 8 is microsoft's attempt to gain ground in this growing market. microsoft also released its first-ever tablet device running on windows 8. this is microsoft's new surface tablet which has a cover that functions as a keyboard and also features the windows 8 live tiles. four million copies of windows 8 were sold worldwide in the first three days of its launch. sales are growing at a record pace. however, unlike apple, microsoft doesn't have an extensive lineup of software applications. to change that, mic
thousands of users say existing protections are not enough. nhk world, tokyo. >>> artists face a fundamental choice in their work. whether to depict what they see in their imagination or the realities of daily life. this question has emerged late in the career of an 88-year-old japanese artist, prompted by what he saw last year and after the earthquake and tsunami. fujishiro's works are made from paper which he cuts into intricate shapes into magical land shapes. his central theme has long been, the joy of living. in september, an exhibition of fujishiro's works opened in tokyo. there was one new pce in particularhat caught the visito visitors' attention. called "the miraculous pine tree," it depicts a powerful image. a single tree that survived last year's great eastern japan earthquake and tsunami. >> translator: i can really feel the emotion in this work. i can't hold back my tears. the way he drew the tsunami feels different. it's not like his other works. i think he's put more of his own personal feelinginto this piece. >> reporter: fujishiro has been working on other images showing the
secured enough power. they had overreported the number of workers it has on its payroll. nhk found that only 8,000 workers have registered for the job as of last month. utility has estimated 11,700 workers are necessary for decommissioning work this year. it said there would be no manpower shortage as it secured about 24,000 workers. this represents the total number of people who have worked at the crippled plant since the accident on march 11 last year. 16,000 workers have quit the job. many of them left due to severe working conditions. officials say that some workers will register again and there will be no employee shortage in the short term. they also admit they cannot predict how much workers they can secure and must train their work force. 3,000 people are working on the unprecedented project. >>> japanese researchers have found something in a river bed from the time of dinosaurs. they dug up a meteorite. they studied soil from the bed of the river in japan. it was formed around 215 million years ago. they discovered 50 to 2,000 times the levels of platinum. researchers beli
talked to nhk about an attack she survived last month. an armed group went after her and other students with guns and acid. the group was on its way home from university in northwest pakistan when the attackers stopped their van. about 20 students were on board. >> translator: our van was attacked by an armed group and my brother and i were urn burned. they targeted us because they're against girls getting an education. >> the attackers threw what appeared to be acid and fired shots. the women's berka cloaks melted and they suffered burns to their faces and bodies. >> translator: they commit such brutality because they're ig nornt. i would rather die than lose our right to education. >> no one has claimed responsibility for the attack. some people in parts of the country organized rallies opposes the militant pakistani taliban. the attack happened only days after the taliban government shot 15-year-old malala on october 9th. she is a campaigner for girls' education. she is recovering from her wounds in britain. >>> a corruption case in russia brought down a top government official. pres
to be taken or there will be less forest to release them into. nhk world, port mcquarry. >>> in the united states a good samaritan is now a lot wealthier. the man went to the u.s. east coast to help with the cleanup in the aftermath of superstorm sandy. he returned home a richer man in more ways than one. 38-year-old john turner won $100,000 in a lottery in the storm-hit state of new jersey. the former new jersey resident runs a water removal business in chicago, illinois. he bought the winning ticket after providing free water pumping services at inundated houses. >> shocked. this is not happening and real. >> a new jersey state official says residents are thankful for his help, and that his god fortune was fate's way of repaying him for his assistance. >> a portion of that we're going to donate to someone or some family in need. >> recovery efforts continue in northeastern states. the storm claimed dozens of lives and left millions of homes wow electricity. >>> tokyo is holding a week of events to increase public support for the bid to host the 2020 summer olympics and paralympics. the t
governments. nhk world a mad ahas the story. >> reporter: the city of ordos rises above the autonomous region. the bulk of the revenue earned in the city came from making cashmere, but the coal mines started operating and making a lot of money. in 2004 city officials began increasing the population of an area to 1 million. since then, they have spent nearly $800 million new condominiums and other buildings. now the area has a lot of high rise buildings including a theater and government offices. not many residents, only about 70,000 people live here. >> all over the city homes but no occupants. so few people to buy them, and in many other parts of china similar projects also fizzled. there they have left the local government with mountains of debt. after the global financial crisis in 2008 central government authorities encouraged local municipalities including ordos to spur the economy. the central officials pushed them to invest more. so the local governments borrowed huge amounts of money. the funds went into real estate but even now many properties are still unsold. at the end of 2010 the
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